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Police fatally shoot man with rifle in Kent, Washington

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 6, 2020

Associated Press

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Police officers fatally shot a man while responding to a domestic-violence call in Kent, authorities said.

The Kent Police Department responded to the call Wednesday around 8:10 p.m. when arriving officers were confronted by a man with a rifle who allegedly fired at least one shot, the Seattle Times reported. It was unclear if the man fired at officers inside or outside.

Police Cmdr. Robert Hollis said officers returned fire, hitting the man before losing sight of him.

“We don’t know if he was running away or if he fell down behind something,” Hollis said, adding he was found dead at the scene after a SWAT team arrived. There were no other residents in the home at the time of the shooting, authorities said. No other injuries were reported.

The King County medical examiner’s office is expected to identify the man. No further information about the man was immediately available.

The Valley Independent Investigative Team is investigating the shooting.

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